The following is an excerpt of an article from the Discovery website detailing the role GMOs can play in fighting world hunger.
ARTICLE: World Hunger Is Only Getting Worse. How Can We Fight It?
By • July 11, 2018
Only one gene dominating in GMO crop will be sown by farmers for many years.wont it make the other genes disappear and will end the bio diversity one day ,disturbing the whoe ecosystem ecosystem
Posted on August 31, 2018
Response from: Steve Savage, Consultant, Savage & Associates • on October 4, 2018
There is actually a great deal of genetic diversity among the hybrids and varieties that have also had a gene added by genetic engineering. Once an engineered version of the plant is developed, it goes back into the regular breeding system which is used to develop lines that are adapted to different soils and climates. Now from a pest evolution perspective it isn’t wise to depend on only one Bt gene for insect resistance or one gene for tolerance to one herbicide. That... Read More
How is a transgenic organism or GMO created?How is genetic engineering different from traditional agricultural breeding?With an ever-increasing global population, will transgenic organisms help increase carrying capacity or are there a greater...
Posted on July 4, 2018
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on July 30, 2018
Thank you for your questions, we will address each question separately below. How is a transgenic organism or GMO created? When people refer to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), they are referring to precision plant breeding using genetic engineering. It allows plant breeders to take a desirable trait (like resistance to drought, insects, weeds, and disease) from one plant or organism and transfer it to the plant they want to improve, as well as make... Read More
Posted on May 7, 2018
Response from: Christopher Barbey, PhD Student, Plant Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology • on June 25, 2018
Hi and thanks for the question! I think you may have been inspired by recent reports on the discovery of the human gene PDE10A. This gene helps the Bajau people (a marine hunter-gatherer people living in southeast Asia) dive deeper and for greater duration. This genetic adaption increases the size of their spleen, which helps the Bajau perform in low-oxygen environments. At the same time, new techniques for editing DNA (of all organisms) has many people excited about curing human genetic... Read More